Congrats to the good folks at Alberta Views Magazine for the recent award nominations!
Small Alberta Magazine Nominated for Big Award
April 27, 2009
Calgary – Alberta Views is thrilled to be recognized by the National Magazine Awards Foundation with three 2008 nominations, among them the much-coveted Magazine of the Year Award. Two other magazines are nominated for the award – Spacing, a Toronto-based publication exploring public spaces, and Canadian Business, a weekly business affairs magazine.
Writer Chris Turner, of Geography of Hope renown, is shortlisted in the Best Essay category for his story about nuclear power, The Big Decision (October 2008). Raymond Biesinger is shortlisted for Best Spot Illustration for his artwork accompanying Alberta Views’ popular Numbers page.
“We’re proud to be an Alberta magazine,” said Evan Osenton, Alberta Views’ Associate Editor. “But our 2008 stories show that Alberta’s challenges are Canada’s—the oil sands, nuclear power, post-secondary education, public healthcare, support for the arts. We’re pleased to be able to contribute an Albertan voice to the national conversation.”
Former college educator Jackie Flanagan founded Alberta Views in 1997, initially publishing it in a room above her garage. The magazine has evolved from a quarterly to a monthly, and features the most interesting and original Alberta writers and artists. It is no longer published above a garage.
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